US 281 In Grand Island

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US 281 In Grand Island

Postby mrsticka » Wed May 04, 2016 7:14 am

Could you imagine it being a full freeway-like road from I-80 to Airport Drive?

It'll never happen obviously. Too many buildings in the way. They'd have to be torn down to make room for on and off ramps and I don't think many Grand Island residents would be too happy about that.

But still, I wonder that at times. US 281 being an interstate-like freeway from said distance.

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Re: US 281 In Grand Island

Postby daveoma » Wed May 04, 2016 9:55 pm

I've wondered this as well. I definitely think it's possible. They could build the freeway narrow just like 480 is north of I-80. I'd love to see it come to fruition! I think if this happened, there would be a development boom between Grand Island and I-80.

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Re: US 281 In Grand Island

Postby MTO » Thu May 05, 2016 8:22 am

Not so fast, from what many say on this forum is that freeways are bad.
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Re: US 281 In Grand Island

Postby jessep28 » Thu May 05, 2016 10:50 am

With your non-Interstate U.S. highways which go through small towns, bypasses are more of an issue.
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Re: US 281 In Grand Island

Postby daveoma » Thu May 05, 2016 11:54 pm

MTO wrote:Not so fast, from what many say on this forum is that freeways are bad.

I think freeways have their place. Although I always support increased density, Grand Island's challenge is accessibility and visibility from the interstate...It has no-one. I think a freeway that could take you from they interstate to the airport in 20 mins would be great for the community and lead to more development.

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Re: US 281 In Grand Island

Postby mrsticka » Fri May 06, 2016 11:40 pm

Did you know that Nebraska was the first state to complete its mainline interstate route?


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